Christmas is the best time of year to be in New York City. The city has so many things to see, do, eat, and experience that in order to be sure you don’t miss out on a single thing – I’ve compiled a list of my favorite things going on this month in New York.

Patagonia had been on my bucket list from the moment I learned it existed. Acres of unspoiled nature, the famous towers, wild puma, glacial lakes, and herds of Guanaco. The remote location of Torres del Paine makes it difficult to get to, and therefore it is not a popular destination of tourists or locals – […]

City guides can be overwhelming and packed with too many recommendations. Here’s an outside-the-box shortlist with just six recommendations for where and what to stay, eat, shop, see, do, and be entertained while in Munich, Germany. 

I’ve been to twenty-nine countries in Europe, from Germany to Gibraltar to Luxembourg.. But this year, I went to the European country you’ve probably never heard of – Albania.

A ryokan is a traditional Japanese guest house, created to provide travelers with a place to rest, eat, and rejuvenate themselves on their journey. The concept dates back to 1600, and is still thriving today. Not much has changed in terms of what was traditionally offered: a spacious lobby, public baths, a kaiseki meal, and a room to sleep with tatsimi mats and shoji panels. But while ryokans were once popular around Japan and an inexpensive place to stay the night, the few that survive today offer a much fancier experience and look into Japanese culture for travelers.

Ubud is why you travel to Bali. Rice terraces, ancient temples, volcanos, a jungle full of wild monkeys, streets lined with yoga studios, spas, and healthy restaurants serving the most delicious and beautiful food you could imagine. Right in the middle of the island, I consider Ubud Bali’s beating heart. Ubud is relaxed, unpretentious, and chaotically beautiful.  This is not a place to party – it’s a place to meditate, contemplate, grow, explore, and learn. 

I believe it’s important to plan your travel thoughtfully. Instead of just using your two weeks to fly to a resort where your friends have recently gone, or to a place you saw in a magazine – consider what are you wanting to achieve over your lifetime of vacation days. There are all different types of trips to take, so here are ideas that will lead to you being a more well-rounded traveler and provide some experiences you may never have thought about having.

I’m so thankful that 2016 was full of amazing trips all over the world. I started the year in Asia, spent the spring in the Caribbean and Middle East, most of the summer in Europe, and returned to Asia in the fall. I ended the year in French Polynesia exploring the beautiful beaches in the […]

On a recent trip to Dubai, I went on an Arabian Nights Safari. This experience starts with dune-bashing through the desert to a Bedouin campsite where you sit on magic carpets and feast on a giant spread of traditional Middle Eastern food while belly dancers, camel rides, and henna artists entertain you.

Tokyo is one of the biggest cities in the world, so with so many things to see and do, it can be a bit overwhelming. Here’s a list of 10 things you absolutely should not miss during your trip!